Geraldine Smith

Cottage Hills |

Geraldine “Gerry” Dorothy Smith, age 91, went to be with Jesus at 10:35 pm Saturday, March 12, 2011 at her granddaughter’s residence with her family by her side.

She was born on October 9, 1919 in Alton, IL, the daughter of the late John E. & Helen Mildred (Kolb) Jacoby.

She married Chester F. Smith on January 1, 1951 in Alton.  He preceded her in death. 

Geraldine was employed at Olin as a Rim Fire Packer.  She was a trustee for many years with the Forest Homes Water District.  She loved to play the piano, do crossword puzzles, spend time with her grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren and everyone knew her as “Grandma Smith”.

She is survived by a three grandchildren and their spouses, Pamela J. and Darrell L. Bush of Edwardsville, Randy S. Hamilton of Cottage Hills, and Gary G. and Pamela J. Hamilton of Cottage Hills; eleven great grandchildren and their spouses, Darrell Jr and Jennifer, Brandy, Starla and Travis, Shanna and Jason, Derrek and Marie, Brett, Madelaine, Brian, Corey, Kylie and Kenneth; sixteen great-great grandchildren; one sister, Marcia J. Blasoli of Alton and three brothers, Donald K. and Lucy R. Jacoby and Jacque M. & Lucy H. Jacoby both of Alton and Michael M. and Barb Jacoby of Roxana.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Jerry R. Hamilton; one granddaughter, Barbara Hamilton; one sister, Helen M. Pace; one brother, Harrison E. Jacoby and one step grandson, Chester F. Smith.

Visitation will be from 11:00 am until time of funeral services at 1:00 pm Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto with Pastor Bud Bush officiating.

Burial will follow at Upper Alton Cemetery in Alton.

Memorials may be made to the Charity of One’s Choice.

Online condolences and guest book may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

Print Version

Join our mailing list Subscribe to our Daily Update
200 W. Third Street | Alton, IL 62002
Suite 200
HOME  |   Advertise With Us  |   Job Opportunities  |   Our Partners  |   Web Design Services  |   Contact US  |   Site Map   |  RSS Feeds  |  Email   |  Privacy Policy